The Letter 3:420:00 / 3:42
Rory Ellis is a highly charismatic singer/songwriter
with eight nationally and internationally acclaimed albums,
and a rich unforgettable voice.
“His is one of the most distinctive voices in Australian folk
and country music rich and full and emotive.”
Jeff Glorfeld: The Melbourne Age.
Rory Ellis is one of those singer/songwriters,
like Leonard Cohen, who makes the hairs on your
arms stand up by simply opening his mouth
and uttering a few throaty words.”
Brett Callwood: Acoustic Magazine UK.
His songs are honed in hard miles,
heartfelt and always with a great story behind them.
He is an underground hero of Americana in Australia.
new single "the letter"
NEW SINGLE "THE LETTER"
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 6TH 2019
The first single from the upcoming album "Inner Outlaw"
is to be officially released on September 6th.
It will be available on all your favourite
Digital Download platforms so stay tuned..
Listen to a sample of "the letter"
Well get ready for it, the next album "Inner Outlaw" will be officially released on October 11th, 2019.
Prior to this I will be releasing the first single "The Letter" from the album on September 6th, 2019.
You can pre order the album on September 6th and receive the single immediately
to have a listen to, or you can buy the single on that day.
"THE LETTER" HAS HIT THE NEWS
The upcoming single "The Letter" due to be released on September 6th has just
attracted some serious press from here and abroad due to the incredible story behind the song.
Please follow the Links below to read all about it and hear an interview
I just did on 3AW last week on the Ross and John show.
REMARKABLE 79 YEAR OLD PEACE MESSAGE FOUND
Remarkable 79-year-old peace message found in bottle cemented into Melbourne bridge
RUMOUR FILE 3AW
THE RUMOUR FILE
A Melbourne man was astounded when a letter written by his grandfather in 1940 made its way to him.
Colin Ellis and Joe Eagles wrote the note in February 1940, during World War Two.
The pair were doing cement works on the Church Street Bridge in South Yarra at the time.
They sealed the note in a bottle, which they set inside the bridge.
It was discovered in 2010 when repair works were done on the bridge, and made its way to
Colin’s grandson, Rory Ellis, seven years later.
He told Ross and John what he knows about the discovery of the message.
“They were jack-hammering away on the bridge and all of a sudden some glass shards came flying out of
the bridge, and revealed a little bottle that was in there,” Mr Ellis said. “There were a couple of letters in
there, but the one that has remained intact was the one written by my grandfather and his coworker, Joe Eagles.”
Mr Ellis said the message still rings true today.
“The thing that I gathered the most from it is that it’s so pertinent to today.
It goes through history. It’s incredible!,” he said.
SCRIPT OF LETTER WRITTEN BY COLIN ELLIS AND JOE EAGLES, DATED 8/2/40
This bottle was placed here on the above date, by Joe Eagles and Colin Ellis plasterers
who have been repairing the cement work of this bridge, since November 1939.
The gauge of material used has been two parts of sand to one of cement.
The work was supervised by Mr Williams of the Prahran Council.
We both have appreciated his co-operation, and his conditions of employment.
The World War is on at present, brought about by the capitalist section of the world
to maintain a rotten system. We hope when this bottle is found that the workers of the
world will be getting a much more equal share in natures gifts and the wealth they produce
for the class that prioritise them and theirs. Even to the extent of murdering each other to
protect wealth they do not share in. The capitalists call it war not murder.
We close this with the hope that the workers are inlightened when this is found and that
there is peace on earth and good will to man.
Colin Ellis, Rory’s grandfather, was a light horseman in World War I and fought in the
Battle of the Somme. Rory Ellis said the story of how his grandfather’s letter made
its way to him is remarkable in its own right. “It’s quite incredible how it found me,” he said.
“Bizarrely, two fellas working on the bridge had a mutual friend who spoke of this letter to a friend of mine.
“I’d spoken to him about how my grandfather worked on the bridges. “Two and to got put together!”